Aug 31, 2006    #136
Contact: Nick Barron

Respected leaders in economics come to Kansas City

Over 100 of the world’s leading economists and public policy developers, representing over 20 countries, will descend on Kansas City for the Ninth International Post Keynesian Conference Sept. 15 – 18, sponsored by the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

The theme of this biannual event is “A Celebration of the Impact of Keynesian Economics on Policy.” This year is the anniversary of several milestones in the career of British economist John Maynard Keynes, including the 70th anniversary of his best-known work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money and the 60th anniversary of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, both of which Keynes is credited with helping to create.

Keynote speakers include some of the most respected economists, such as Lord Robert Skidelsky, Charles Goodhart, formerly with the Bank of England, L.C. Bresser-Pereira, formerly Finance Minister of Brazil, James Galbraith, formerly Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. congress, Jan Kregel, formerly with UNCTAD at the United Nations, Geoffrey C. Harcourt, and Paul Davidson among others. The conference program can be viewed at

The conference will take place at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. Early registration is open till September 6th at $100 per person with keynote luncheon included. Register at the conference for $150. Students admitted for only $35. Log onto for a complete program and registration information or call 816-235-5835.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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